This Burgundian domaine has been a family estate for nearly 200 years. Erwan Faiveley, 7th generation, took the reins in 2006 from his father when he was only 25. They have earned their reputation as one of Burgundy’s finest and most trusted, with an unparalleled selection from the Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise totalling over 120 hectares.
The term ‘vignerondes’ (round vines) may come from the original shape of the plot.
Total surface area: 3ha 84a
Soil: Shallow and very stony
Domaine Faiveley surface area: 0ha 46 a – (1,14 acres)
Years the vines were planted: 1945, 1974, 1984
Average annual production: 2,900 bottles
The hand picked harvest goes through a short prefermentary maceration before being vinified. For the duration of the 18-20 day vatting period, the wine is kept at low temperature. It is then matured in oak barrels for 14-16 months, in nineteenth century vaulted cellars which provide ideal conditions for raising wines. The proportion of new oak, which is susceptible to variations according to the vintage, represents on average two thirds of the cuvée. The barrels come from high-quality barrel makers and have been rigorously selected for their fine grain and light toast.
2009 was a great year in terms of weather, with well-defined seasons. A pleasant spring gave way to a long, cold and snowy winter. Flowering took place in ideal conditions. Dry and slightly breezy weather allowed the vines to blossom completely in one week.
The red wines have a beautiful intense colour and greedy aromas of very ripe red fruits. Their potential is confirmed on tasting – they are rich and balanced on the palate.
A beautiful dark ruby colour. The nose is very open with fruity and spicy aromas. This wine is approachable on the palate, where we find the same fruity and spicy notes and a few woody hints. Fine and silky tannins give it great elegance.
Serve with Leg of Lamb, Red Meats
Serve between 14º-16º C. Cellaring potential: 7 to 10 years
Côte de Nuits, Premier Cru
100% Pinot Noir